Increase Building Control Fees by an average
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: For Determination
Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2020
Contact: Jenny Clifford, Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01884 234346.
Financial, Legal and Equality Issues: The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) guidance sub-divides the Building Control Service into chargeable and non-chargeable activities. The Local Authority costs charged to the chargeable activities are those that relate solely to the issue of statutory Building Regulation notices relating to deposited applications and the carrying out of statutory site inspections. All other costs are charged to the Non-Chargeable Activities. 75% of the costs incurred by Building Control are related to this core activity The Regulations cited as the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010, require each Local Authority to prepare a scheme for the recovery of Building Control Charges with a view to ensuring that the chargeable activities are self-financing over any consecutive three to five year period.